We speak with journalist and music critic John Villanova, about the limitation of Black Excellence within the confines of Award shows. John Vilanova is a third-year PhD student at the Annenberg School for Communication. His broad research and writing agenda focuses on the production, reception, and consumption of African American and Afro-diasporic music. His current … Continued


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